USS Sentinel (SP-180)
|Builder:||Pacific Shipyards and Ways Co., Alameda, California|
|Commissioned:||9 August 1917|
|Decommissioned:||20 March 1919|
|Fate:||Transferred to the Coast Guard, 18 September 1919|
|Displacement:||15 long tons (15 t)|
|Length:||64 ft (20 m)|
|Beam:||15 ft 8 in (4.78 m)|
|Draft:||5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)|
|Speed:||9.75 knots (18.06 km/h; 11.22 mph)|
USS Sentinel (SP-180) was the first United States Navy vessel to bear the name. It was a motorboat built in 1917 by Pacific Shipyards and Ways Co., Alameda, California and was purchased by the United States Navy from W. G. Tibbetts on 9 August 1917 and commissioned the same day, Ensign C. A. Lundquist, USNRF, in command.
World War I Operations
She was decommissioned on 20 March 1919, transferred to the United States Coast Guard on 18 September 1919, and renamed Tulare. She was again renamed AB-14 on 6 November 1923, and remained in service until 1934.